Justin was kind enough to tell us over on our Facebook group about an incident involving someone he knows. It went like this:
“Different kind of scam happening near Plaza Espana bank machines. A contact of mine had his card swallowed after the machine was tampered with or manipulated. There was a neat sticker on the machine with a service number for emergencies or problems. Of course its a fake number but was answered very professionally and they requested bank details and pin numbers (Banks NEVER ask for pin numbers). My contact lost €2000. They fabricate fake cards with the details within hours, while you think your card has been canceled.”
Yes, yes, someone will come in here in a few hours and say >> This has been happening for years!! << but it’s the first time we’ve encountered it running in Barcelona – plus it happened this week – so we’re going to write about it!